Well, we are now fully recovered from our trip, although the Escape may need a long breather after pulling 13000 miles! It took us over 2 hours to wash it/clean inside and remove months of dirt collected from many dirt roads. We did however leave a vast collection of bugs on the overhead Thule boxes.
It has been fun keeping everyone up to date on what were doing. Sometimes it was painful as we encountered wicked slow internet service, but mostly it was nice to have everyone see what we were up to. And, although an "Our Summer Trip" slide show party would be nice, blogging seems to be the new way of doing things.
We are, as noted earlier, house sitting in Saratoga Springs NY area. I guess we could continue to blog, but mostly you would be looking at pictures of dogs -- rather than expansive views of Big Sky country.
Anyway, SIGH, I think it is time to end this chapter... maybe again next year!!
Our view -- keeping the "on the water" string alive!